Neatly Real is an American Pop/Rock / Indie Rock band formed in Austin, Texas by Gary Vandelay. The band consists of Gary Vandelay (vocal, keyboard, guitar), Jason Toll (drums, vocal), Nick Kruger (bass guitar, vocal), and Al Crabtree (guitar, vocal).
Gary Vandelay - Vocal/Piano/Guitar
Gary Vandelay played in various bands in the Houston, Texas area. Upon moving to Athens, Texas, Vandelay started the band, GWA in 2001, which turned out to be a recording project with Vandelay playing all the instruments.
Vandelay's first effort was a home-studio recorded four-song EP, Hard Rock Candy Sandwich under the band name, GWA, independently-released in February 2003.
Vandelay completed an EP with guest musicians in early 2007, entitled Chapped Laps, recorded by Robin Hood Brians (ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan) with Grammy Award-winning producer Ken Lewis (Fall Out Boy, Soul Asylum, Beastie Boys, Lenny Kravitz) creating the final mix. Chapped Laps features artwork from Josh Clancy (Panic at the Disco, Hawthorne Heights).
Nick Kruger - Bass/Vocal
Nick Kruger transplanted to Austin from Michigan where he played bass in several funk and metal cover bands.
"I played in my first band with my cousin Matt Noe (now drummer with Carpal Tunnel) in a heavy metal band called Metal Arts. After Metal Arts I was a founding member of the heavy metal group Guardian Angel. After a four-year stint in the U.S. Navy I formed a new heavy metal band named Brave New World."
After Brave New World Nick helped form a few cover bands with his cousin and an R&B band or two. Moving to Texas, Nick worked as a session bass player, reknown in the Austin area. Nick grew up listening to diverse music ranging from Motown to Iron Maiden which honed his bass-playing skills.
Jason Toll - Drums/Vocal
Jason Toll also plays drums in the band, Beautiful Mistakes in Austin and has previously played and/or recorded with Reckless Kelly, After 909, Lucky Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadours, and The Biscuits. Toll hails from Salem, Oregon.
Al Crabtree - Guitar/Vocal
Al Crabtree has played guitar in many bands including, The Exiles, Black Sheep, Eric Emerson & the Magic Tramps, and founded the bands: Cold Steel, and The Welding Company. He has played music and owned studios in New York City, Los Angeles, and Florida and has nine albums to his credit.
Rob Thomas, ELO, The Beatles, Muse, INXS, Foreigner, Brian Wilson.